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THE NORDIC GUIDE TO INTERIOR DESIGN TRENDS

Just like you occasionally feel like treating yourself to a makeover because you think a new you is in order, sometime you feel the same about your home or office. The feeling is completely normal. After all, humans have grown to be the species that they are through trying out different things and evolving in the process. If not, we would all most likely still be in the Stone Age.

The process of change can be daunting or exciting or a bit of both depending on how you take it. However, it is always undoubtedly refreshing. Sometimes, surrounding yourself with something new is exactly what you need. And at Nordic Homeworx, we are poised to bring you the best in interior trends by way of solid wooden flooring. Representing Kährs who are the pioneers of the industry and the highest-quality providers of the same, makes our job that much easier.

Over the years, the world has visibly shifted to make way for new trends and ways of living. As such, the humble wood has branched out to offer different perspectives. For someone who is new to it, the subject can be confusing, even overwhelming at times. That is why we want to shed some light on today’s interior trends.

 

LESS IS MORE

A saying that is apt for many situations no doubt, but when it comes to wooden flooring, remember that you want the floor to stand out. Wooden floors offer an instant elegance and are utterly chic. Aside from that, they seem to effortlessly warm up a space, making you feel instantly welcome. Hence, if you are planning to go with wood floors, then we strongly advise you to let it speak for itself. When putting the rest of the space’s elements together such as wall colour, décor and so on, by all means exercise your inner creativity, but do so without smothering the star of it.

GO GREEN

It is no secret that the world is currently battling climate change, which has urged the concept of ‘going green’. Fortunately, Kährs is a brand that has always been conscious about this factor, and have conducted their operations sustainably. Given Sweden’s enviable affection for their spectacular environment, this should not come as much of a surprise seeing as how Kährs is Swedish. This means that they obtain their wood from areas especially designated for production, whilst they have also implemented recycling procedures. Today, greener alternatives are the roots of the future.

EXPERIMENTING

Some people are mistakenly under the impression that opting for wooden floors means being drab. Not so. In fact, we have some of the most beautiful options where parquet flooring dubai is concerned. There are plenty of different patterns you can integrate into your space to add extra character and personality. You can even mix-and-match different types of wood for the purpose, achieving something unique as a result. In fact, we have had some clients who have been willing to experiment and try something different. In a world that is as innovative and forward-thinking as ours, it is important to be progressive. So definitely try thinking outside-the-box.

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JULY OFFERS FROM US AT NORDIC HOMEWORX TO LIVEN UP YOUR SPACE

As suppliers of the best wooden flooring options in Dubai, we at Nordic are wholly committed to your flooring needs. Representing Kährs who have long since dominated the industry since their inception, we are confident about our products and services. After all, we have been in Dubai for a decade which means that probably, we are doing something right!

Over these ten years, we ourselves have learnt a lot about Dubai’s client base and what their needs are. This has in turn allowed us to cater to this market accordingly, ensuring that each and every customer walks away happy. Whether they want to build a home, renovate one or simply revamp their office space, there have been plenty of projects to keep us busy and in our element. We then decided to introduce a series of offers that you can take advantage of, to ensure you not only get your hands on the best possible wooden floors, but also do so cost-efficiently.

We have divided our offers into two main categories: Floor of the Month and Jubilee Floor, although we also from time-to-time introduce others as we see fit. For the month of July, we have the following for you to consider.

 

FLOOR OF THE MONTH

Our Floor of the Month for July includes the Oak Dew from our Harmony Collection. While the wood itself is light and bright, much like the name of the collection itself, it harmonises your environment. Easy on the eye and particularly great for small spaces as it makes them appear expansive, the Oak Dew is a beautiful, classy option for any setting. Since we also handle engineered wood flooring dubai, you can ask us about the possibility of using this wood in the same. The Oak Dew features a slight colour change for variety, yet is not compromised in its quality or value. We used it on a villa for one of our projects, and the results were simply breath-taking. If you would like to take a look, just let us know.

JUBILEE FLOOR

Just as the name suggests this one is a celebratory option. Featuring the Oak Vista from our Småland Collection, this too is a light-coloured wood. However, it incorporates large knots that add depth and character to the floor as a whole. It is certainly a great choice, and requires maintenance which can be easily done with our Kährs Satin Oil Matte. What is most interesting about this floor, is that the colour develops over time, offering a different shade later on. No need to worry though, your floor will still be as beautiful as ever! Remember, maintenance is essential with all wooden floors, and we have all the products you need to minimise hassle. If you wish, we can do a unique parquet flooring dubai by mixing this with other woods. As the colour evolves, you will find that your floor has, so to speak, a life all of its own.

If you would like to enquire in person about any of our offers, we are just a call away. You are also most welcome to visit us in person.

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A LOOK AT WHAT SETS ENGINEERED WOOD FLOORING APART

If you are about to invest in wooden flooring, then one of the first things you will have to decide is whether you want hardwood floors or engineered wood flooring. And if that just sounded like Greek to you, then you most certainly need a crash course of sorts on the subject. If you do not know what you are looking for, it is highly unlikely that you will end up with something you like. Having said that though, we at Nordic Homeworx are always on-hand to help you achieve your dreams, no matter what type of floor you want for your space.

Here, we are going to be tackling the subject of engineered wood flooring for your space, and whether it could be the right option for you. The latter is something you will have to decide on your own based on your requirements, however we will certainly provide you with everything you need to do so. One of the first ways to understand it, is to look at what makes it different from other options like hardwood.

 

IT IS MADE UP OF WOODEN VENEERS

One of the main differences between engineered wood flooring and hardwood floors is that the latter is made of one solid layer of wood from top to bottom. Engineered wood floors are made up of layers of wood, better known as ‘veneers’ in the industry. In a sense, they do work a little similar to dental veneers. Basically, cheaper species of wood are used at the bottom, whilst your preferred wood is used on the topmost layer. Additionally, the thicker the top veneer is, the more expensive it tends to be, so think about how much depth you want for it. Many of our clients are not aware of this as they are not too well-versed with engineered wood flooring dubai; which is exactly what we are here for!

 

COST-EFFECTIVE

We also have plenty of customers who ask us whether we can help them obtain wooden floors for a lesser cost. Since hardwood floors can be typically pricey, we recommend engineered wood floors in such instances. This is because for hardwood floors, there are no layers. It is the complete species of wood throughout. So if you are strapped for cash and have to work on a budget yet would love to have wooden floors on some capacity, then we highly recommend engineered wood floors. In fact, it works quite well, and we have had plenty of satisfied customers.

 

LESSER LIFESPAN

In comparison to hardwood flooring that is. You see, since the wood is in layers, the top layer of wood will eventually wear out, even 30-40 years on. Hardwood floors typically have a much more extended lifetime. Since wooden flooring needs polishing, sandpapering and so on, engineered wood floors cannot really take that sort of treatment repeatedly for too long unlike hardwood. Hence, this is something you should take into consideration. Of course, if the topmost veneer is considerably thick then you can get away with it, but that too only for some time.

If you are unsure of what to decide on, just let us know and we will help you weigh out the pros and cons of each.

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CONSIDERING HARDWOOD FLOORS? HOW WE AT NORDIC CAN HELP

Whether you are looking to revamp your home or office flooring, hardwood is undoubtedly one of the smarter, not to mention more beautiful options. If you have never had hardwood floors before though, you might feel rather daunted at the prospect. And understandably so. Hardwood floors are more of an investment so to speak, and if you get it done wrong, you will have to pay a hefty price for it. Aside from ensuring you obtain the highest quality wood material, you also need to make sure that you enlist the right people for the job. Which is why, we at Nordic at right here to help. With over 10 years of experience in wooden flooring in Dubai, you might say we are our own versions of Einsteins on the subject!

 

BY UNDERSTANDING YOUR GOALS

At Nordic Homeworx, our main aim is to help each and every one of our clients achieve the floor of their dreams. Whether you are looking for something chic, soft and polished or something bold, rustic and forthcoming, we can guide you down the right path. Before we even think about pulling out our samples or driving off to take a look at your space, we want to understand you. What is it you want to achieve? What is the end goal of adding hardwood flooring to this space? Are you trying to make it more homely? More inviting? Maybe you just want a change? Whatever it is, we first dive into your imagination and then work towards making it a reality.

 

WE SPEAK 11+ LANGUAGES

No seriously. We do. We are made up of an incredibly diverse team of professionals, each of whom are incredibly dedicated to what they do. Whether you need parquet flooring dubai or just want to browse around, they have your back. In fact, consider us a kaleidoscope so to speak. So if English is not really your strong suit, nothing to worry about. Our staff will do their best to help you feel at home, no matter what. They also undergo continuous training so they are constantly updated about our latest products, and are therefore able to set you on the right track.

 

ON-SITE VISITS

Wherever you plan on setting up your gorgeous new hardwood floors, it does not matter because we will be there. We have many clients who often come in and end up thoroughly confused about which look would suit their needs the best. And we completely understand. Our flooring options after all, originate from Kährs, who just so happens to be the oldest manufacturer of wooden flooring in the world. Needless to say, they know a thing or two about the industry. And we are only too proud to represent them and carry their range of products. Fear not though. We do on-site visits, where we will also bring samples of your chosen floors, so you can compare. This will help you make a much more informed decision.

 

We also have products and services that are designed to maintain your wooden floors for as long as possible, keeping them in good shape. From lacquers to polishing services, we have the lot. Just speak to one of our staff for more information.

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WHY WOOD FLOORING IS ALL THE FLOORING YOU NEED

If you have noticed, spaces that boast wooden floors are immediately captivating and have a superior charm to them. Regardless of whether it is a home or office, there is a magnetic pull that immediately transports you back to Victorian times, making you feel like royalty in a way.

Many people either decide to opt for wooden flooring from the start or they decided to switch over later on. Whichever of these you are, it does not matter. Wooden floors are for everyone, and there are two main types to choose from: hardwood and engineered wood flooring. If you are still teetering on the edge of deciding whether wooden floors are for you though, here are a few of our personal insights.

 

HIGHER SALE VALUE

Maybe you are not really thinking of selling your home just yet, but who knows, maybe one day you might want to. When it comes to things like that, you need to be thinking of your future. Did you know that wooden floors add considerable value to your home? Provided that you take care of them that is! Nobody is going to want to invest in a house that has rotting, questionable floors with risk of injury will they? However, our Kährs floors are incredibly sturdy, and the highest quality wooden floors you will find anywhere in the world. With good reason too: they are, the world’s longest wooden floor manufacturers after all. So when it comes to maintenance and longevity, there really is not much to worry about.

 

QUIRKY DESIGNS

Who said wood flooring had to be boring? In fact, we have noticed the rising trend in parquet flooring dubai, which shows us how much creativity is actually out there. If you have no idea what it is, you can look it up or even ask us to show you a few examples. Basically, pieces of wood are arranged into patterns that end up forming a beautiful final layout, making you often forget it is even wood to begin with. If you are stuck for ideas or have never opted for this before, we are more than happy to guide you through it. You can have fun experimenting with different looks for different parts of your house.

 

VARIETY

Just like you have plenty of options when it comes to designs, you also have lots of choice when it comes to variety. There are different types of wood to choose from, depending on your requirements and budget of course. If you let us know how much you can work with financially, we can help set you up with the right type of wood. Kährs offers oak, walnut, jarrah, hard maple and beech to name a few, and they are also some of the best species when it comes to wooden flooring. Some like to mix and match, selecting a different type of wood for a different space, say oak for the living room, walnut in the kitchen and so on.

At Nordic, we are fully-equipped to help you make decisions on your wooden floors. We can bring samples to your space so you can see how it looks for yourself, before making a decision.

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WHY KÄHRS FLOORING WILL ALWAYS BE A TIMELESS CHOICE

When taking the many different kinds of floors that are on offer out there, wood stands out from the crowd. In fact, in a world of commoners wooden flooring is definitely royalty. Though it does need some maintenance to ensure its longevity when compared to other options such as tiles or marble for instance, in the long-run it is well worth it. It is quite likely that your children and their children will be running about on the same floors for decades to come.

However, we at Nordic are quite persistent on our clients opting for quality wooden floors. The purchase and installation of wooden floors tends to be higher in cost than others in general, but if you opt for something that is of poor quality from a place that has mediocre customer service, you will certainly encounter colossal losses. You can prevent yourself from digging your own grave like so many other have done before, by simply choosing to go with a brand we recommend and steadfastly stand by: Kährs. It is a timeless choice, for many more reasons than one, as you will see here.

 

OLDEST WOOD FLOOR MANUFACTURER

Kährs has the distinct honour of being the world’s oldest wood floor manufacturer, having been established in 1857. A title like that, is undoubtedly tough to beat. It is worth noting however, that they would most certainly not have made it that long unless they were good at what they do. To this day, the company has a profound dedication towards their work, which is their primary quality for success. Hence, we at Nordic who represent this elite brand need not think twice about recommending them; even where trickier floors such as engineered wood flooring dubai are concerned.

INNOVATIVE

The driving force and the beauty of Kährs, is their relentless innovation. In fact, right from inception they understood that if Kährs was to survive globalisation and other influences of sweeping modernism, they would have to think out-of-the-box. Which worked out quite well, seeing as how they are credited with initiating modern parquet flooring. They continue to study markets thoroughly and understand how they work, neatly keeping up with ever-changing times. This has proven to be an invaluable trait, one that has definitely kept them relevant even in the 21st century. So be it dominating the 1800s or the 2000s, Kährs has clearly stood the test of time.

ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY

This should not come as much of a surprise, considering Kährs is a Swedish product, and therefore the brainchild of a country that very much loves its environment. The Swedes are a conscientious population, and they are invested in preserving their country for future generations. Hence, Kährs engages in sustainable business practices, such as ensuring they plant more trees than they fell to ensure balance. At the end of the day, you are not only investing in a product that will enhance your space in every way, but you are also doing so responsibly. Wooden flooring never looked this good!

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Solid or Engineered, Wood Flooring Is the Best

 

 

The debate about the positive and negative points relating to solid and engineered wood flooring has been raging in architectural and interior design circles for a while now. However, are there really any negative aspects to either of these two or are they just different in their own way with their own unique benefits? Let’s find out.

We know that wood flooring comes in two variations – solid and engineered wood flooring in Dubai and elsewhere. The solid variety consists entirely of one type of wood; they may be strips or planks which are wider in size, but they are all of one type of wood. Even parquet flooring which forms geometric patterns through a combination of individual slats of wood is a solid wood design. Engineered wood flooring, however, has a surface comprising wood veneer and several layers of plywood, MDF board, hardboard, or particleboard.

The main condition which will determine whether you can have solid or engineered wood flooring in Dubai would be the type of subfloor that you have in your house. If your subfloor is made of plywood, it would probably enable you to have any method of installation – whether the floor is nailed, glued or stapled down. Even a floating wooden floor is very much possible with this type of subfloor.

If you have a concrete subfloor, however, that would generally call for engineered wood flooring in Dubai. And it will need to be applied with glue or with the use of a floating installation method. Although solid wood flooring can be applied on a concrete subfloor, this should be attempted only by a qualified and experienced wood flooring company.

Apart from lending itself to be successfully applied on any type of floor, engineered wood flooring has become popular of late due to its affordability and ease of installation over the more classic solid wood flooring. Engineered wood can also be laid down below grade (below ground level).

When it comes to the installation of wooden floors, whether they be solid or engineered wood flooring in Dubai, there is no one better than Nordic Homeworx to handle the project. The company has amassed years of experience, having been set up in 2006 as the exclusive representative in the United Arab Emirates and the Middle East for Kährs of Sweden, the company recently celebrated its 10th anniversary as one of the most successful wood flooring ventures operating in the region.

Kährs, one of the oldest wood flooring manufacturing companies in Europe and the world, having been established in 1857, is one of the few companies of its type to still remain in business amidst stiff competition from many new players in the market. Its success has been attributed to the blend of old world charm and knowledge with modern day technology and cutting-edge practices which have placed it at the forefront in the field.

These same high-tech solutions, the top quality products and the professionalism of its qualified and trained staff had enabled Nordic Homeworx also to carve a niche for itself in the wood flooring sector in both solid and engineered wood flooring in Dubai.

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